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Senioritis is a “rite of passage” for most high school students – a well-needed brief break after meeting a major milestone. For others, however, senioritis is a state of being that can lead to very negative consequences. 

Last month, she became the new executive director of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center who will oversee a multi-million-dollar expansion. 

Known to his clients as Cutco Mike, this creative young man with entrepreneurial spirit has personally helped more than 15,000 customers, most in the metro area, benefit from using what he believes is “the world’s finest cutlery.” 

Marilyn Ratkin, a 2018 Woman of Achievement, also was honored last month with the JProStl Partnership Award, which recognizes a volunteer leader who exemplifies the lay-staff relationship through commitments to the Jewish community and the metro area. 

Although financial prosperity may create a monetarily independent person, it doesn’t necessarily make a better person – and it doesn’t make a better society.